Oregon Thief Steals $1 Million in ‘Movie Money’–Watch Out!
Either this perp is really stupid, or they're betting some clerks and businesses won't look it over closely.
Newport, OR Police warn about movie money
Movie money also feels different, doesn't have that 'texture' feel that real money does. It literally feels like paper, just like Monopoly bills, say Police.
Nearly five years ago, in October 2018, we reported on fake movie money being passed around the Tri-Cities area. The suspect allegedly used a $20 bill at Walmart, the 'cash' is clearly marked "replica" on the front, and also says "for motion picture use only" on it. As far as we know, no other movie money was passed here.
Well, Newport Police say a few days ago, a car parked in the north end of town was broken into and an estimated $1 Million in these fake bills were stolen!
According to Newport Police:
"The prop/movie money was in $10, $20 and $100 denominations. Although the “money” is clearly marked “For Motion Picture Use Only” and “Copy”, the prop/movie money is very similar to real US currency and similar prop/movie money has created issues for local businesses in the past..."
Either the perp is thinking somebody will not notice, or they are the dumbest crook on the coast. Warnings have been issued to virtually all communities up and down the Oregon coast, and even inland. This kind of thing, say Police, can spread very fast.
Movie money also feels different, doesn't have that 'texture' feel that real money does. It literally feels like paper, just like Monopoly bills, say Police. They didn't elaborate why so much movie money was in the car, or why it was there.
If you happen to come across any 'movie money', call this number, it's for the Newport Police Department.
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